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Maintenance Lead Position

Maintenance Lead

Meyer’s organization is about people and their dogs. It’s about helping people and INSPIRING them to do with and more for their dogs. We are a group of energetic, motivated people who love what we do and are looking for other like-minded, high-quality people to join us. We offer exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities and expand your skills. Our Leadership Team is passionate about fostering both personal and professional growth for all.

Do you love being outside in any type of weather?

Are you a “jack of all trades” but master of none?

Do you like to be on the go and have no two days the same?

Does the idea of breathing new life into a vintage Airstream excite you?

If yes, we need to talk.

Pet care is the core of our operations at Meyer’s but there are a lot of moving parts to make all things happen at the farm and our other 2 locations. You are joining a team that strives to take customers all the way to “Wow!”, doing work that matters. Meyer’s has a strong sense of community with many staff being part of the team for over 10 years building, innovating, and being part of something bigger than themselves. If you haven’t noticed we like to joke and have some fun along the way too. Little or no absenteeism is extremely important. We are looking for a Maintenance Lead to join our team at Meyer’s Tails Up Farm, a pet care facility in Belvidere, IL. This position is full-time, year-round and will include doing maintenance at all three of our locations with Belvidere being your home base. Day-to-day, you will be a ‘jack of all trades,’ responsible for preventative maintenance and repair work. It’s true, no two days will be the same. We have a lot of fun and we love the customers and pets we get the privilege to work with. Some of the benefits we offer are for health insurance, retirement, and paid time off to name a few. At Meyer’s Tails Up Farm we have a two phase hiring process. Only those who complete both phases will be considered for employment.

Phase 1: Read our Strategic Vision, and Phase 2: Complete Our Online Application

Only online applications will be accepted.

Job Description

Position includes:
Minor repairs
Special projects which include building needs
Light to moderate vehicle fleet maintenance
Small electric
Grounds work
Small engine maintenance
Doing what is necessary to ensure each guest (which for us is a pet) is comfortable, safe and content.

Required Skills

  • Passionate about working with a team
  • Have a desire for doing work that matters
  • Detail oriented, and ORGANIZED, love dogs and cats, and good communicator.
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic with a “make-it-happen” attitude.
  • Be able to combine your sense of function and aesthetics to assess, triage, and complete required maintenance tasks in a timely manner.
  • Genuine liking for people with a desire to make the customer experience and the employee work experience pleasant, welcoming, and memorable.

Desired Experience and Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years experience with maintenance, carpentry, automotive, plumbing, and HVAC
  • Previous experience in a pet facility or pet care environment a plus
  • Excellent work history and references
  • Has lead others in a working capacity

Compensation

  • Pay depends on experience. Performance based bonus upon approval.

Phase 1: Read Our Strategic Vision

Phase 2: Fill out our
Maintenance Position Job Application




We Really Believe in This Stuff



Everyday we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Providing inspiration to dog parents who need it. Getting our message out there. Helping customers learn how to change the course of their relationship with their dogs. Educating the dog owner how to speak “dog”. Making the connection between dog and owner is the goal for us. It’s why we do what we do. Work that changes lives, work that gives inspiration.

Work in Your Strengths

Our goal is to help position each team member in a role that plays to their strengths, that sets them up to shine…to win. Know yourself well enough to know what you do well, and just as importantly, what you don’t.

Win or Lose as a Team

Our team openly collaborates to create remarkable experiences that positively impacts lives. Everyone on the team is responsible for bringing new ideas, perspectives and solutions to the table. Starting with day one, we want your voice as part of the conversation. Collaboration does not equal positioning and pushing others off the ladder. Rather, collaboration has the ability to benefit your paycheck.

About Our Company

We’re a privately-owned and operated company comprised of over 35 people that make up 6 service areas (our version of departments), focused on a single mission:
 “Meyer’s provides experienced based, canine education and services to improve the canine/human relationship which gives INSPIRATION to everyone from the dog enthusiast to the dog owner.”

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